Friday, 17 October 2008

More Christmas cards!

Hello! Would you believe I've made some Christmas cards which aren't cute?!!  I'm sooo into "cute" at the moment but I thought I'd do some more traditional Christmas cards as well so here they are! Hope you like them! I must apologise though for my rubbish photo-taking. I really need to find a spot with good light and improve on the wonkiness that is always visible in my photos! 

I love the simplicity of this stamp- I think it's Whispers. I stamped the image using my silvery/blue inkpad onto white card and then mounted on mirror card. The "let it snow" background was created using a stamp from my Christmas See D's set which I then stamped repeatedly to look like backing paper. I then just mounted on various blue card- the dark blue is a kind of pearlescent card so it has a lovely shimmer to it. I then added a lovely wide silver ribbon, a brad and some gems.

This card was made pretty much in the same way using red ink and I just varied the layering a bit.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Whispers? & See D's); Assorted cardstock; Ribbon (recycled); Brad (Lakeland); Gems (Lakeland)


Mel said...

These are lovely steph, that is a great image will have to treat myself to it :)
Love the colours and the handstamped backing.Hugs

LOUISE said...

Fab cards Steph, both the red, and the blue look great! Louise x

cats whiskers said...

Mmmmm!!! very classy cards hun, love them both cannot seem to get away from cute myself
have a fab weekend
Hugs jacqui x

fi said...

WOW! I can't seem to find any similar whispers stamps but have bought some other ones this morning. You are brilliant with your ideas. I've made 20 Christmas cards so far....all embossed....must try some different styles :)
F x

Ann said...

Gorgeous cards Steph - I have this stamp too & it's so versatile!! Love the two contrasts of the red & blue!!
Thanks for your lovely comments & visiting my blog too!!

Ann xx